Paraben-free shampoo has become more popular than ever in recent years. The reason is that we increasingly prefer cleaner and chemical-free products.
Parabens are approved by the health authorities, considered substances of low toxicity and safe for health, since the body absorbs and metabolizes them to be eliminated without toxic traces.
However, some studies have found a relationship between certain skin reactions and the use of these compounds. If you have allergies, rosacea, contact dermatitis, inflammation, itching and pain in the skin, tightness or dryness (especially when you get out of the shower), perhaps you are rejecting parabens. Eye: consult your dermatologist to make an accurate diagnosis. However, considering its wide use in the cosmetics industry, the allergic incidence is relatively low compared to other preservatives.
Also, some parabens are under suspicion because they can upset the body’s hormonal balance if they remain on the skin for several hours, for example, in the case of body creams and lotions.
Whether you’re looking to implement a more natural hair routine or prevent a skin reaction, we share several paraben-free shampoo options that will do wonders for your hair (and your health).
What are parabens in shampoo?
Parabens are the most used preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry due to their low cost. They are found in almost all products and prevent the product from losing its effectiveness, degenerating with microorganisms, fungi and bacteria.
There are two types: organic parabens — they are contained in some foods, such as blueberries, and since they are natural, they do not represent any threat — and synthetic ones, which are manufactured in the laboratory.
What does “paraben free” mean?
“Paraben-free” means that a product does not contain synthetic parabens. These are a group of six different preservatives and their content is either methanol, ethane, or propanol. For example: Benzylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben (E214), Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Methylparaben (E218) and Propylparaben (E216).
What are paraben-free shampoos?
Sedal Quinoa and Linseed Shampoo
Sedal and Bioexpert have joined forces to create a new collection Free of parabens, salt and dyes. The shampoos have 92% natural ingredients. In addition, all products contain coconut oil active, which adheres to the surface and penetrates the hair fiber, smoothing and aligning the hair, and glycerinwhich helps retain moisture in the hair fiber.
Everyone’s favorite —including the curly ones— is the Sedal Quinoa and Linseed shampoo, which hydrates and controls hair loss. Quinoa is rich in essential amino acids that protect and strengthen hair, while flaxseed has Omega 3 fatty acids that nourish hair follicles.
Bioexpert Plant Stem Cells Shampoo
Bioexpert shampoos have 91% ingredients of natural origin, have a neutral pH and do not contain salt, parabens, paraffins, alcohol or dyes. Their latest innovation is the Bioexpert Plant Stem Cells shampoo, which promotes hair regeneration and is a powerful ally against damage. Plant stem cells are the lifeblood of plants; They are immortal and continually reproduce themselves.
TRESemmé Maximum Growth Shampoo
TRESemmé shampoos are free of parabens and dyes. For long, strong and beautiful hair, our favorite is the TRESemmé Maximum Growth shampoo. Contains caffeine and a vitamin B complex to purify and strengthen weak roots, thus stimulating hair growth.
Dove Anti-Knot Hydration Shampoo
Dove shampoos are formulated without parabens. If your hair is long and requires intensive hydration, you will love the Dove Anti-Knot Hydration Shampoo. From the first wash, it facilitates untangling and provides greater softness and control.
Original Folicure Shampoo
Folicuré shampoos do not contain parabens, but if you want to go one step further, this one does not contain silicones either. He Folicure Original shampoo strengthens hair from root to tip, preventing fall and reducing breakage. Its formula with Folisaccharides, panthenol and biotin promotes growth.
Savile Coconut Milk Shampoo
Did you know that Savilé shampoos are formulated without parabens? He Savile Coconut Milk shampoo Helps stop and reverse hair damage. Coconut milk, rich in vitamins and natural oils, is characterized by its moisturizing properties that help repair the strands.
Editor’s tip: If you have decided on a paraben-free shampoo, try to store it avoiding direct light and extreme temperatures, and tightly closing the container after using it.
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